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Tree Talk: Oaks


August 9, 2021

Above is photo of an oak tree in the arboretum at the Carrington Research Extension Center taken back in 2017.

"Mighty oaks from little acorns grow..." This 14th century English proverb inspires us never to give up, and to remember that great things do indeed come from small beginnings. While there are many species of oaks across the country, the only species native to North Dakota is bur oak, also known as Mossycup oak. Bur oak is easily identified by its distinctive leathery, tannin-filled leaves with...

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